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The premier grassroots mobilizing and organizing team in the Midwest.

Our Mission:

Ohio Citizen Action organizes and mobilizes people to advocate for public interests. In person, by phone, and online, we engage people in actions that protect public health, improve environmental quality, and benefit consumers. Our campaigns connect Ohioans and build a movement to protect democracy and create a sustainable future.

The Premier Grassroots Mobilizing and Organizing Team in the Midwest


Current Focus: Repeal HB 6
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Ohioans on the hook for coal bailouts 💸

Jan 13, 2022 1:19 PM

Thank you to all the good people who contributed to our year-end appeal. We raised $37,415 - a good bit over our $30K goal!

It's so important we carry that momentum into this new year as we continue working to repeal the OVEC coal plant bailouts that are rooted in HB 6 corruption.

Here's the latest:

From the Plain Dealer editorial board:

"If any Ohioan doubts that tainted House Bill 6 is still exacting huge costs from them and other utility ratepayers, they need only go to the website of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, the state advocate for utility customers, and look at an OCC calculator that’s been running since HB 6 took effect. As of Friday, it showed nearly $172 million paid out by Ohio ratepayers to subsidize two money-losing coal plants, one of them in Indiana."

Gov. DeWine signed the corrupt House Bill 6 - he knew what was in it. Now he says he doesn’t support HB6′s coal-plant subsidies 

Governor Mike DeWine told the editorial board of The Plain Dealer that he doesn’t support the part of House Bill 6 that requires Ohio ratepayers to subsidize an Indiana coal-fired power plant.

DeWine also pledged that his campaign would no longer accept any political contributions from FirstEnergy. The Governor should also be refusing dollars from AEP as they are even bigger beneficiaries of the coal subsidies under HB 6. The OVEC bailout is what garnered their support for the bill.

DeWine also said he’s open in principle to making some changes regarding how Public Utilities Commission of Ohio members are chosen.

Our voices are being heard, but we won't stop until we repeal all of HB6

Please take action by urging your legislators to repeal the OVEC coal plant subsidies!

Thanks again and Happy New Year!

Ohio Citizen Action

P.S. There's still time to contribute and help us repeal this corrupt law once and for all.

They Called the Cops on Us

Dec 15, 2021 12:32 PM

Our demonstration at the statehouse December 9 was a rousing success. We thank all our fellow activists and supporters for showing up! It’s the kind of on-the-ground, grassroots organizing that is our calling card.

Because we are citizen-funded, we need your help to keep up momentum over the holidays. Will you support us with a contribution today?

Santa and his elves delivered stockings filled with coal to all the naughty legislators who haven't yet acted to repeal the OVEC coal plant subsidies.

We know at least some of them made it to their intended recipients.

The real kicker of the protest though was when someone called the senate sergeant-at-arms to escort us from the building. As if we were the problem.

HB6 has forced Ohioans to pay more than $140.4 million in subsidies to bail out the OVEC coal plants: The Kyger Creek coal plant in Gallia County, Ohio, and Clifty Creek coal plant in Indiana. Over that same period the two plants have spewed more than 17 million tons of carbon dioxide into the air.

We won't stop until this bill is repealed in full- our future depends on it!

With your help, we can continue making an impact. Please contribute to our year end campaign and help us root out this corrupt law once and for all.

Thanks and happy holidays!

Ohio Citizen Action

P.S. Please take action by urging your legislators to repeal the OVEC coal plant subsidies!

Your Support Safeguards First Amendment Rights

Nov 30, 2021 1:18 PM

As a member-supported organization, we simply could not do this work without you.

With each new and renewing member, we grow stronger. Therefore, your #GivingTuesday gift today really makes a difference. 

With the help of our members, we keep fighting for a full and complete repeal of House Bill 6. Ohio lawmakers repealed the portion of HB 6 that provided subsidies for FirstEnergy nuclear plants in March. But they've failed to repeal the OVEC coal bailouts that cost Ohioans $233,000 every day. It's time to literally get out into the street and get our money back. 

Ohio Citizen Action has a long history of protecting First Amendment rights. Every day we exercise those rights to speak for or against pressing issues in our state, whether it's through knocking on doors or peaceful assembly.

Please join us by making a special #GivingTuesday gift and stand up for the right to demand a just, equitable, clean energy future.

Thanks for standing with us,

Rachael Belz, Ohio Citizen Action

P.S. Another great way to make a difference is to join us in person to demonstrate against the OVEC coal plant bailouts in Columbus on December 9th!